What to Wear to a New Year's Eve Wedding

It's not too late to RSVP yes and find the perfect dress.

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asos sequin fringe

 Courtesy of Asos

Being a guest at a New Year's Eve wedding is like hitting the party lottery. Someone essentially plans the perfect New Year's for you, and all you have to do is show up, dance, and be eternally happy for the newlyweds. But what do you wear?

Finding the perfect New Year's Eve wedding guest dress is like getting the chance to attend a red carpet event as a non-celeb. Glitz, glam, and over-the-top is the name of the game, and there aren't enough sparkles or sultry fabrics for New Year's Eve wedding guest dresses. Looking for an excuse to don that all-over sequin look? Have a stunning velvet floor-length gown and nowhere to wear it? RSVP yes to a New Year's Eve wedding and all of your fashion dreams can come true.

Our editors have seen our fare share of wedding guest dresses, and these are the 25 dresses we would wear to a New Year's Eve wedding.

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Laundry by Shelli Segal Iridescent Draped Gown

laundry by shelli segal

Courtesy of Bloomingdales 

An iridescent slip dress with a cowl neck is like all of our 90s fashion dreams come true. And just right to ring in the New Year and watch friends say "I do."

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BCBG Max Azria Pleated Gold Gown

bcbg max azria

Courtesy of Revolve

Gold pleats are practically made for a fancy night on the town. Add to that a sexy and on-trend one-shoulder sleeve and you have a dress that's asking to be worn to a New Year's Eve wedding.

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The Reformation Gauche Dress

the reformation gauche dress

 Courtesy of The Reformation

A halter neck with a wrap around collar is the perfect level of drama to ring in the new decade. Lady in Red will immediately play every time you walk into a room.

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The Reformation Carmelina Dress

Reformation Carmelina Dress

 Courtesy of The Reformation

Mock necks are definitely trending. This satin midi-dress is all about making a statement.

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Chelsea28 Sparkle Velvet Jumpsuit

sparkle velvet Jumpsuit

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Sparkle? Check! Velvet? Check! Trendy jumpsuit that will have you on the dance floor into 2020? Check!

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ASOS Design Drape Detail Maxi Dress

asos dress

Courtesy of Asos

A silky dress in an otherwise simple silhouette is sexy enough on its own, but add statement accessories and it's got New Year's Eve Wedding written all over it.

07
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Asos Design Curve Midi Kimono Dress

asos kimono

Courtesy of Asos

Make a statement in a dazzling kimono gown embellished in sequins and pearls.

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Asos Edition Structured Midi Dress With Extreme Sleeves

asos pink over

 Courtesy of Asos

This look is all about the drama. From the exaggerated sleeves to the all-eyes-on-you hot pink, it's an ideal New Year's Eve wedding look.

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Asos Design Mini Kimono With Linear Sequins

asos mini kimono

 Courtesy of Asos

Linear sequins make this sultry mini dress extra special. Dress it up for a black tie optional look, or keep the accessories down for a cocktail attire fete.

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Asos Edition Sequin Fringe Midi Tunic Dress

asos sequin fringe

 Courtesy of Asos

Never was there a dress that deserved a New Year's Eve wedding more. Sparkles, fringe, long sleeves, and metallics—just RSVP yes.

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Self-Portrait Stripe Sequin Midi Dress

self portrait

Courtesy of Forward by Elyse Walker

This multi-color sequin gown fits in all the right places. The deep v-neck makes a subtly sexy statement.

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Rixo Emmy Dress

rixo london emmy dress

 Courtesy of Forward by Elyse Walker

New Year's Eve weddings are all about having fun with fashion. This Rixo gown in multi-color striped sequins will definitely have fun on the dance floor.

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BHLDN Conroy Dress

bhdln conroy

Courtesy of Anthropologie

A golden glittering column gown with a trendy halter neckline. You won't be missed.

14
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Anna Sui Cyrene Dress

anna sui cyrene

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Turn heads in a modern caftan draped in geometric sequins.

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BHLDN Mercure Dress

mercure dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

Celestial theme and New Year's eve go hand in hand. Balloon sleeves, velvet, and scattered star sequins make this a perfect dress.

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BHLDN Galva Dress

galva dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

Another celestial-inspired dress that's right at home at a New Year's Eve wedding. With a sexy deep v-neck, open back, and up-to-there leg slit, we love this dress.

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Mestiza Valora Dress

valora dress

 Courtesy of BHLDN

Billowing sleeves and cascading ruffles make this sequin dress ultra-flattering.

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David's Bridal Velvet Faux Wrap Gown

David's Bridal faux velvet dress

 Courtesy of David's Bridal

If Pantone's color of the year is any indication, we'll be seeing a lot of blue on the wedding circuit this year. Make it a velvet column gown with a faux wrap bodice, and you have a dress made for a New Year's Eve wedding.

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David's Bridal One Shouldered Gown

david's bridal one shoulder velvet

 Courtesy of David's Bridal

Yet another gorgeous velvet creation. This time velvet gets the luxe emerald green treatment and a one-shouldered sleeve.

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Saloni Eden Gown

saloni eden

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

This dress was made to celebrate and we love everything about it. From the slight puff sleeve to the subtle deep v-neck and flattering silhouette.

21
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Alfred Sung Ballgown

alfred sung ballgown

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Take this invite as a reason to bust out the fanciest ballgown. A sweetheart neckline makes it classic, while a high-low hemline keeps it super modern.

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Saloni Ruffled Sequin Gown

saloni ruffle hem dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom 

A dress that mixes ruffles, florals, and sequins is just right by us. This dress will look amazing on the dance floor.

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Vince Camuto Metallic Dress

Vince camuto

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Slate blue and silver pleats overlap in all the right places for an ideal dress to ring in the New Year.

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Bardot Slip Dress in Striped Sequin

bardot stripe gown

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

We are obsessed with slip dresses around here, and one covered in all over sequin sounds perfect to us. Bardot's version mixes 90s minimalism with Old-Hollywood glam—just add this to cart, now.

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LPA Astrid Dress With Feather Detail

lpa astrid dress

 Courtesy of Revolve

What other occasion will call for you to bring the most dramatic look possible? Dress up a slip dress in feathers and you have got yourself the perfect New Year's Eve wedding.

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